Tag Archives: Indonesia

Gambling Legalization in Indonesia

By Venda Current hot issue in Indonesia is gambling legalization. As a country with the largest muslims, Indonesia faces an obstacle to have gambling legalized. Many muslims finds gambling forbidden (haram) in accordance to Islamic law, but on the other … Continue reading

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Unclear Electricity Regulations After The Hike

By: Venda Indonesian enterpreneurs are still confusing on electricity calculation after the hike of basic electricity tariff, said Sofjan Wanandi, the Chairman of The Association of Indonesian Enterpreneurs. Wanandi also mentioned that there is a calculation discrepancy between ministrial regulation … Continue reading

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Indonesia Proves Democracy, Islam Can Coexist, Foreign Minister Says at Global Forum in Poland

Indonesia has moved from an authoritarian state to one of the world’s largest democracies, proving Islam and democracy can coexist, the foreign minister has said. More than 10 years after the fall of the Suharto dictatorship, Indonesia had transformed into … Continue reading

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RI`s car sales exceed Thailand`s

Indonesia`s four wheel car sales in the first five months of 2010 have reached 299.824 units, exceeding those of Thailand which were only 286.000 units, a businessman said. “We have not yet known the data on Indonesia`s car sales in … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Kicks Off Muslim Congress

A smoking ban was the main issue when delegates started arriving for the 46th national congress of the country’s second-largest Muslim organization, Muhammadiyah, on Friday night. Continue reading

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Local Military Worked With Vigilante Groups To Disrupt Meeting: FPI

It was the military, not the Islamic Defenders Front, that incited vigilantes to attack a meeting lawmakers hosted in Banyuwangi, East Java, last week, the hard-line religious group claimed on Friday as it continued to deny involvement in the raid. … Continue reading

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Culture goes missing

AFTER reading about the month-long Jakarta Fair — held each year around this time to celebrate the city’s anniversary — I was glad I finally made it there last weekend. Continue reading

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